Below is sample text you may wish to use when you reach out to encourage your representative to move the Senate-amended Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act of 2019 (H.R. 2486) bill to the floor and support its passage.
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Dear Representative [insert your representative's name],
My name is [insert your name] and I am writing today regarding the Fostering Undergraduate Talent by Unlocking Resources for Education (FUTURE) Act of 2019 (H.R. 2486) .
On December 5, the amended FUTURE Act passed by unanimous consent in the Senate, and I urge you to encourage House leadership to bring the bill before the floor for a vote so that this important piece of legislation can move one step closer to becoming law.
I am a financial aid administrator at [insert your school name] in your district, and the FUTURE Act would provide a dual victory for students by ensuring critically needed, permanent funding for minority-serving institutions and by allowing direct data-sharing between the Department of Education and the IRS. The latter would greatly improve the federal student aid system for students and borrowers by streamlining the application process and reducing the burden of verification.
Last year, my institution verified over [insert number] financial aid applicants, a burdensome process for both students and institutions that often impedes access. [Add a sentence or two here with any additional details about the impact the legislation would have on your students, your office, or at your school.] The amended FUTURE Act is a reasonable, bipartisan solution that will make a world of difference to our students.
I am happy to answer any questions you might have. Thank you for all that you do.
[Insert your name and contact information]
Publication Date: 12/5/2019